19 December 2017

Huffington Post: 10 Amazing Reason to Visit Albania

If you need some good 10 reasons to visit Albania, have a look at what Huffington Post has written lately about this country. 
Monique Alvarez, the author of the article is an expat living in Tirana, Albania for more 10 years now. According to her, Albania has changed so much during these years.  She writes about her first visit in Albania, and why she recommends now that this country should be in others people traveling list .
“This is not a country who is stuck in the past. Yes, they have been through incredibly difficult times, with heartless leaders, but they are moving forward. This is a place that is full of promise and optimism, and definitely one of the most underrated gems in the world “writes Alvarez.

10 reasons you’ll want to book your ticket to Albania this year!
1. For many countries there’s no need to apply for a visa before arriving.
2. Albania is one of the most tolerant countries in the world. There are Christians, Orthodox, and Muslims all living peacefully here. The truest religion here is their ancient tradition of hospitality.
3. Albania’s natural beauty is breathtaking. They have amazing mountains, stunning beaches, lakes, rivers... you name it, it’s here. We enjoyed spending the summer in Ksamil and now we are in the capital city of Tirana. I have been just about everywhere and can tell you each spot has a beauty all its own.

4. The cost of living is LOW. Whether you are planning a couple week vacations or considering moving, you will get great value in Albania
5. The food is oh so good! From meat and seafood lovers to vegans, the options are here.  Fresh markets are on every corner and “organic” is the norm.
6. It’s safe! Crime is almost non-existent. Women can walk around alone, even at night, and not be worried.
7. Albanians are still getting used to the idea of tourists, but they love foreigners. They are thrilled when we visit or move to their country and go out of their way to help with anything you could possibly need. Transportation is often the most difficult thing to navigate, but Furgons (the word for mini-buses) are the best way to play tourist here.

8. Many locals speak English. In fact, most Albanians speak 4 or 5 languages including Greek, Italian, Spanish, and German

9. Internet is fast and widely available. If you work online like we do, this is incredibly important. Unless you are in remote rural areas, most hotels, restaurants, and coffee shops offer free wi-fi.
10. It’s perfectly situated to enjoy Western Europe, Eastern Europe, and the Balkans. If traveling from Greece there are flights, ferries, and buses in. One of the easiest ways to access southern Albania is by flying to Corfu, Greece and taking the ferry over from there. Regular flights from Rome, London, Frankfurt, and Istanbul in and out of Tirana are common.
If you’re looking to visit the next hot spot before it’s overpriced and flooded with tourists, get to Albania.

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